Top 20 WordPress Plugins And Resources That Every Blogger Must Use!

One of the best things that separates WordPress from other blogging software out there is the fact that it is open source, and the benefits that go along with being open source. If you aren’t very good at coding, or good with PHP in particular, then the WordPress community has come to the rescue with WordPress plugins,
which will allow just about anyone to easily add additional functionality to their blog.The amount of WordPress Plugins available for download are endless, to sift through them and find one or two that you can actually use can be horrendous….The below list contains plugins that I have tried and tested, and for the most part have used in a live site, or hope to pretty soon. I hope this roundup it’s helpful to you guys.

Dupe Magic -is a unique WordPresss plugin that could stop the search engines seeing duplicate content in your posts…even if  you used the same posts on different domains. You will get more traffic because your content will rise up the rankings without the dreaded duplicate content penalty that has plagued bloggers and autobloggers for years now, this plugin is a must HAVE.

WordPress Easy Ads -WP Easy Ads is a plugin that lets you place your ads at the top, middle or bottom. Or all positions, you have complete control. Another great feature to WP Easy Ads is that if something is not performing, switch it. If you have a product or ad that is doing poorly, change the product or ad in the plugin and all your old products or ads will be replaced by the new product or ad, throughout your blog.

Wp Affiliate Pro – is a plugin that is used for cloaking your WordPress affiliate links. You can instantly add 1,000’s of compelling affiliate links to your blogs without touching a single line of HTML code and without editing your posts. Just imagine how much time this feature alone will save you.

Blog Lock DownThis 90 Page Tutorial Walks You Step By Step Through The Simple Process Of Protecting Your WordPress Blog From Hackers. Perfect For Newbies Or Advanced WordPress Users.. Protect Your WordPress Blog’s Profits With Blog Lock Down.

Instant Blog Submitter– It’s a PC software developed by Jeff Alderson and Rod Beckwith. Instant Blog Submitter allows you to easily load-up unlimited blogs with quality posts and comments.  A killer post goes from taking HOURS to being created in as little as 5 minutes.

All in One SEO Pack – Automatically optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines. Very easy to install, and the user interface is easy to fill out. This Plugin is recommended for the serious blogger.

Google XML Sitemaps – Create a Google sitemaps compliant XML-Sitemap of your WordPress blog. This format is also supported by Ask.com, Google, YAHOO and MSN Search. This plugin will make it very easy  for your site to be indexed by google.

WP Super Cache – A very fast caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files this plugin allows to serve hundred of times more pages per second, and to reduce the response time from several tenths of seconds to less than a millisecond.

Contact Form 7 – It is not just another contact form plugin. It’s simple and flexible if you need it to be it can be configured into any type of form you can think of.

FeedBurner FeedSmith-This allows you to track everyone that subscribes to your RSS feeds, giving you many stats and useful information.

Sociable – Automatically adds links to your favorite social bookmarking sites to your posts, pages and RSS feed.

WP-DB-Backup – On-demand backup of your WordPress databas. This plugin creates backups of your core WordPress tables as well as other tables of your choice in the same database.

Google Analytics for WordPress – Adds the necessary JavaScript code to enable Google Analytics.

WP-PageNavi – Adds a more advanced paging navigation your WordPress blog. Very useful if you have a large blog with many posts.

NextGEN Gallery – A full integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with a Flash slideshow option.

WASABI Related Post -This plugin will output a series of “related” entries based on keyword matching.  Have a look at the release notes for help.

Search-Highlighter – A cool plugin that highlights the search terms in your posts.

PollDaddy -plugin allows you to create and manage your PollDaddy.com polls from within your WordPress blogs administration area.

No Self Ping -Prevents your blog from sending pingbacks internally to your other posts.

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  • I don't know If I said it already but ...Great site...keep up the good work. :) I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I'm glad I found your blog. Thanks, :)

    A definite great read..Jim Bean

  • Wow, that's a big list of good tools and resources! Thanks for sharing this here. Bookmarked this page for future reference. :-)

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